Coach Ron Guitard Medical Fund

$5,235 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 29 months
FG
Frank Garduno
on behalf of Carmen Richardson
 CHULA VISTA, CA
Coach Ron Guitard is a wonder father, husband, coach and friend. He is a awesome NICA Coach for Eastlake High and Middle school. Jan 1st Ron was road biking the Century ride in San Diego with his bike group, roughly 30 minutes into the ride he collapsed, he had suffered a massive heart attack. Fellow riders were near and immediately issued CPR until the ambulance arrived. He was taken to Scripps Memorial / cariac unit, where he remains in intensive care.  Ron is in a medical induced coma. The monies raised would be used to help with medical cost, A ride in a ambulance is $5,000. Ron is a wonderful man who gives countless of hours for everyone. Life has been tough on Ron, a few years ago Ron lost his son to cancer, then a few weeks ago Ron lost his job as a teacher. We need your help, please. He is a great leader for many young students at the middle and high school level. God bless you for your support and prayers.
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Hello to all our Friends, Family and Mountain bike Riders from Eastlake HS and Middle School,
I'm on the mend after the heart attack on January 1st. I was pretty fortunate to have been stopped at a light when my attack happened. I fell over and complained about my aching left side then went into the "fish out of water" mode. Meaning, I was gasping for air every 20 seconds when one of the other riders, who's been a EMT for over 20 years, went into action. He gave me CPR for over 6-7 minutes. When the ambulance showed up they immediately shocked me twice! Then it was into surgery to place a stent in one artery and then they slid a mini balloon in another artery and broke the plaque that was built up. Then into a coma for 2 days. I was on all kinds of machines helping me breath and IV's to feed me and keep the drugs coming in. My wife, Liliana, told me that I woke up on the third day and starting speaking in Spanish and acted like it was a conspiracy that I was there and they (I don't know who) were trying to kill me. Back to sleep for another day and then I started to listen to Lili a little more but kept saying "seriously" after she would tell me what happened...then I would ask the same questions over again and respond with "seriously" like I didn't believe her! If you've ever seen the movie Ground Hog Day, you'll know what I was going through. Finally, after many visitors I didn't even know had been there I started to come out my fog and remember walking through the hallways wondering who we were visiting!?! Then it dawned on me that the IV pole I was dragging around while wearing my hospital pajamas was for me and that I was the patient! This time my brain absorbed all the information about the heart attack. The nurses, doctors and all other staff members were great at Scripps. Of course, my sternum is still sore, yes, even 3 weeks after the cpr BUT I'm alive. I'm taking some medication to make sure all goes smoothly and I'm feeling like a new man. I've been out on a few walks and even rode my bike to the local grocery store. I'm feeling very lucky indeed.
Thank you to all that made donations to our family. We appreciate the assistance small and large too all that gave.
With much love and affection,
Ron, Liliana, Michelle and Isabella Guitard
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$5,235 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 29 months
Created January 3, 2016
FG
Frank Garduno
on behalf of Carmen Richardson
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CS
$50
CHRISTOPHER SWARTZ
28 months ago

Get back on two wheels soonest!

MR
$100
Mauricio Rodriguez
29 months ago

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

$25
Anonymous
29 months ago
$25
Anonymous
29 months ago
JB
$150
John Brown
29 months ago

Ron , myself and the staff are wishing you all the best for a full recovery ! Cheers , John Brown @ Family Cycling Center in Santa Cruz

$20
Anonymous
29 months ago
PD
$25
Paul Dussault
29 months ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers Ron.

$25
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29 months ago
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